I can't help feeling sorry for our fellow Malaysian students after reading this news today:
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 8 (Bernama) -- University students and their institutions can organise and participate in protests against the Israeli invasion of Palestine, Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said today.He said the ministry had no objection to the students and universities staging such a protest as the amended Universities and University Colleges Act allowed it."I believe students can be involved in mass demonstrations like that. The amendment to the Act allows the students to participate in such activities, so there will be no problem for them to make their stand," he said after launching the "Malaysia Future Leadership" programme organised by the CIMB Group and The Wall Street Journal Asia at Universiti Malaya, here.Mohamed Khaled said it was not necessary for the students to get a permit for the demonstrations but they had to inform the university of their activities for safety reasons."Right now, we see protests here and there. Maybe they can participate in a national demonstration like that of the Malaysian Peace Movement or something like that organised by Umno Youth. I think they can participate in that. There is no need to take part in demonstrations daily here and there," he added.
Students are not allow to take part in politics and demonstrations as stated by the University Act or risk of being sacked from the university:BUT now government allow them to take part in mass demonstration.
This statement was made by a minister at the launching of "Malaysia Future Leadership":I wonder the quality and the mentality of our current leaders and what type of future leaders can we produce from our education systems.
No permit required:since when is the authority being so democratic and liberal??
A national demonstration like those organised by UMNO youth:To me,they behave and look more like hooligans.
If you will to assess these statements,the only word I can find to fit them perfectly is
What is hypocrite?It is define as:
-a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess, esp. a person whose actions belie stated beliefs.
-a person who feigns some desirable or publicly approved attitude, esp. one whose private life, opinions, or statements belie his or her public statements.
If you can remember few weeks ago,our former Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad has written an open letter to incoming US President Barack Obama, asking him to abandon his caveman attitude.To me,this caveman attitude can be seen here in our "Bolehland".The idea of getting a big mass of people out on the street making noises and creating short cheap publicity is a typical behaviour of cavemen.During the time when dinosaurs ruled the earth,these cavemen will gathered in mass to show their strength against perceived threats by making loud noises to chase away animals or dinosaurs.Look how similar is the behaviour then and at present time.
It is very sad to see the behaviour of current leaders barking on the wrong trees and getting their priorities wrong when there are multiple other more important issues affecting this country.Soon we will see ourselves going backward in time with this cavemen mentality while others progress.
May God bless this country!!